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Oscar Wilde in St. Louis

SKU: 400007612716


In February 1882, Oscar Wilde paid a visit to St. Louis. Such was his prominence - or notoriety - at the time that it is possible to reconstruct a full account of what happened. Illustrated throughout with newspaper clippings of the era, Victorian cartoon "cuts", and archival photographs, Oscar Wilde in St. Louis explores those whirlwind 48 hours when Wilde brought the worldwide lens of his celebrity to bear on the Gateway to the West.

  • Paperback.
  • 96 pages.
  • Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden (2012)